John Wood Community College Ranks Among the Top Online Fire Science Degree Programs in the Country

Student-focused Publication Releases the Best Public Institution Programs for 2020 on

John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois, has been recognized as a top ranked institution offering the best online Fire Science Degree Programs by JWCC was listed among 29 other competing public institutions across the nation.  

The ranking also recognized JWCC Fire Science program’s longevity as a distinguishing factor. The program has been in existence since 1979 and offered online since 2001. More information on the program can be found at or by contacting 217.641.4580.

The student-focused comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. 

The 2020 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations. analyzed 429 programs, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 29 institutions making it to the final list and JWCC ranked at #17. The ranking methodology uses an algorithm which collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university’s degree program. To access the complete ranking visit:

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

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